Quotes of Enclose

“ Stone walls do not a prison make nor iron bars a cage; minds innocent and quiet take that for an hermitage. ”

- Richard Lovelace

“ We take our shape, it is true, within and against that cage of reality bequeathed us at our birth; and yet is precisely through our dependence on this reality that we are most endlessly betrayed. ”

- James Baldwin

“ He who is conceived in a cage, yearns for the cage. ”

- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

“ Ever since the Greeks, we have been drunk with language! We have made a cage with words and shoved our God inside! ”

- Morris West

“ Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it. ”

- John Adams

“ Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage. ”

- H.L. Mencken

“ Every spirit makes its house, but as afterwards the house confines the spirit, you had better build well. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ And that inverted Bowl they call the Sky, Whereunder crawling coop'd we live and die, Lift not your hands to it for help - for it As impotently moves as you or I. ”

- Omar Khayyam

“ Had Cain been Scot, God would have changed his doom Nor forced him wander, but confine him home. ”

- John Cleveland

“ The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it. ”

- Axel Munthe

“ Those who are used to a cage will weep for a cage. ”

- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

“ Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison. ”

- Mary Wollstonecraft

“ For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. ”

- Kahlil Gibran

“ It is the perfume of such sweet and noble human sympathy that makes this wild beasts' cage a world habitable for men. ”

- Frank Harris

“ Oh, Jacques, we're used to each other, we're a pair of captive hawks caught in the same cage, and so we've grown used to each other. That's what passes for love at this dim, shadowy end of the Camino Real. ”

- Tennessee Williams

“ A secret in his mouth is like a wild bird put into a cage, whose door no sooner opens than it is out. ”

- Ben Jonson

“ It is not the weight of the future or the past that is pressing upon you, but ever that of the present alone. Even this burden, too, can be lessened if you confine it strictly to its own limits. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Put a bird cage near the window so that the bird can see the sky? It's much better to look than not to, even if it hurts. ”

- Klaus Kinski

“ Genius is expansive, irresistible, and irresistibly expansive. If it is in you, no cords can confine it. ”

- Gail Hamilton

“ And a bird-cage, sir," said Sam. "Veels vithin veels, a prison in a prison. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ The composer opens the cage door for arithmetic, the draftsman gives geometry its freedom. ”

- Arthur Cayley

“ And that inverted bowl we call The Sky, where under crawling coop't we live and die, lift not thy hands to It for help — for it rolls impotently on as thou or I. ”

- Omar Khayyam

“ Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind. ”

- Charles de Lint

“ If an American was condemned to confine his activity to his own affairs, he would be robbed of one half of his existence. ”

- Alexis De Tocqueville

“ I love Nic Cage. He was so much fun to work with. ”

- Diane Kruger

“ What do you fear my lady?' 'A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond beyond recall or desire. ”

- J.R.R. Tolkien

“ With animal behavior, they're all fine until you introduce some rogue element into the cage, and then they go crazy. ”

- Jeanette Winterson

“ What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man. ”

- Herbert Spencer

“ Mother considered a press conference on a par with a visit to a cage of cobras. ”

- Margaret Truman
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